Mohamed Boulfiza

     Mohamed Boulfiza  B.E., M.Sc., Ph.D., P.Eng.

    Associate Professor of Civil and Geological Engineering

    Biography

    Education and Experience

    B.E. (ENTP/Alg.), M.A.Sc. (Laval/Queb.), Ph.D. (UBC/Brit. Col.) 

    Specialization: Structures - Durability Mechanics of Cement-Based Materials and Structures, Computational Mechanics, Constitutive Modeling, Damage Mechanics, High Performance Concrete, Service Life/Performance Prediction

    Publications

    Refereed Journal Publications

    • Kamal, A. and Boulfiza, M. (2011). Durability of GFRP rebars in simulated concrete solutions under accelerated aging conditions, ASCE Journal of Composites, 15(4), 473-481.
    • Feldman, L., Christensen, P.N., Boulfiza, M. and Sparks, G.A. (2009). A Case Study Illustrating Total Expected Cost Design for Reinforced Concrete Members, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 36(11), 1689-1699.
    • Kamal, A.S.M., Boulfiza, M. and Panigrahi, S. (2009). Effects of sizing on the properties of Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) composites, . (Under Review)
    • Kamal, A.S.M. and Boulfiza, M. (2009). Investigating the Interactions of Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites in Harsh Environments, . (Under Review)
    • Kumar, A. and Boulfiza, M. (2008). In-service performance prediction of bridge decks constructed with competing reinforcement strategies, . (Under Review)
    • Munshi, S. and Boulfiza, M. (2008). Effect of carbonation and cations on chlorides ingress and binding in concrete, . (Under Review)
    • Mufti, A., Onofrei, M., Benmokrane, B., Banthia, N., Boulfiza, M., Newhook, J.P., Bakht, B., Tadros, G. and Brett, P. (2007). Field study of GFRP durability in concrete, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 34(No 3, March 2007), 355-366.
    • Mufti, A., Banthia, B., Benmokrane, B., Boulfiza, M. and Newhook, J.P. (2007). Durability of GFRP Composite Rods, Concrete International, 29(February), 37-42.
    • Sakai, K., Omori, M. and Boulfiza, M. (2006). Evaluation of Synergistic Effects due to Penetration of Chloride Ions into Concrete and Carbonation, JCI Journal of concrete research and technology, 43(12), 43-52.

    Refereed Conference Proceedings

    • Boulfiza, M. (2011). A Reactive Multiphase Multicomponent Approach for Predicting the Performance of FRP Composites in Concrete., Fourth Int. Conf. on Durability & Sustainability of Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites For Construction & Rehabilitation, Quebec City, Canada,, July 20-22, 2011, 263-272 (CD Rom).
    • Kamal, A.S.M., Boulfiza, M. and Panigrahi, S. (2011). ?Effects of the Interphase on the Properties of Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) Composites., Fourth Int. Conf. on Durability & Sustainability of Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites For Construction & Rehabilitation, Quebec City, Canada, July 20-22, 2011, 461-467 (CD Rom).
    • Nedal, M., Boulfiza, M. and Evitts, R.W. (2010). Pitting Corrosion of Various Metallic Reinforcements in Simulated Concrete Pore Solutions, CSCE annual conference, Winnipeg, MB, June 9-12, (CD Rom).
    • Kamal, A.S.M. and Boulfiza, M. (2009). Investigating the interactions of fibre reinforced polymer composites in harsh environments, ConMat'09, 4th International Conference on Construction Materials: Performance, Innovations and Structural Implications, Nagoya, Japan, August 24-26, (CD Rom). Available online at: http://conmat09.jp
    • Boulfiza, M. and Banthia, N. (2009). A Reactive Transport-Based Model for Predicting the Service Life of GFRP Rods in Concrete, ConMat'09, 4th International Conference on Construction Materials: Performance, Innovations and Structural Implications, Nagoya, Japan, August 24-26. Available online at: http://conmat09.jp
    • Feldman, L., Boulfiza, M., Christensen, P.N. and Sparks, G.A. (2008). Life-Cycle Deterioration and Cost Comparison for Bridge Deck Designs Including Rehabilitation Strategies, First International Symposium in Life-Cycle Cost Engineering, Varenna, Lake Como, Italy, June 11 - 14, 2008, 143-148 (CD Rom).
    • Kamal, A.S.M. and Boulfiza, M. (2008). On the interactions of fibre reinforced polymer composites with highly alkaline concrete pore solutions, ISTC'08 International symposium of theoretical chemistry, Algiers, May 29-June 1, 212-218.
    • Boulfiza, M. (2007). A reactive transport model for evaluating the long-term performance of stainless steels in concrete, ELECTROCOR 2007, Second International Conference on the Simulation of Electrochemical Processes, Myrtle Beach, USA, 9 - 11 May 2007, 309-318.
    • Van derWal, J. and Boulfiza, M. (2007). A Step Forward in Characterizing the Performance of GFRP Rods in Concrete, Third International Conference on Durability & Field Applications of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites for Construction, Quebec City, Canada, 22-24 May 2007, 75-82 (CD Rom).
    • Kostuk, K.J., Boulfiza, M., Sparks, G., Christensen, P. and Tadros, G. (2007). Demonstrating the Economic Benefits of GFRP Reinforced Bridge Decks: A Systematic Life Cycle Engineering and Costing Approach, Third International Conference on Durability & Field Applications of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites for Construction, Quebec City, Canada, 22-24 May 2007, 109-118 (CD Rom).
    • Boulfiza, M. and Banthia, N. (2007). A Mechanistic Approach for Predicting the Service Performance of GFRP in Concrete, Third International Conference on Durability & Field Applications of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites for Construction, Quebec City, Canada, 22-24, 259-268 (CD Rom).
    • Mufti, A., Onofrei, M., Benmokrane, B., Banthia, N., Boulfiza, M., Newhook, J., Bakht, B., Tadros, G. and Brett, P. (2006). Durability of GFRP Reinforced Concrete in Demonstration Structures, . (**Data Created)
    • Boulfiza, M. and Munshi, S. (2006). A reactive transport model for carbonation and chlorides ingress in concrete, ISTC'06 International symposium of theoretical chemistry, Algiers, June 12-15.
    • Kumar, A., Boulfiza, M. and Banthia, N. (2006). Service Life Evaluation of Bridge Decks Constructed with Different Reinforcement Strategies, First international structural specialty conference, ISSC-1, Calgary, Alberta, May 23-26.
    • Munshi, S. and Boulfiza, M. (2006). Effect of Cations and Carbonation on Chlorides Binding in Concrete, First international structural specialty conference, ISSC-1, Calgary, Alberta, May 23-26.
    • Kamal, A., Boulfiza, M., Tripathy, A. and Panigraphy, S. (2006). The Effects of Synthetic-Fibre and Natural-Fibre on the Mechanical and Physical Properties of FRP Rebars in Concrete, First international structural specialty conference, ISSC-1, Calgary, Alberta, May 23-26.
    • Christensen, P.N., Boulfiza, M., Kostuk, K., Sparks, G.A., Sparling, B.F. and Zacaruk, J. (2005). Life cycle engineering and costing: Comparing conventional and innovative bridge deck designs, Third International Conference on Construction Materials: Performance, Innovations and Structural Implications, Vancouver, Canada, August 22-24, (9 pages).
    • Kumar, A., Boulfiza, M. and Banthia, N. (2005). Long Term Performance of a Bridge Deck in Chloride-laden environments: Effect of Cracking on Conventional and Innovative Technologies, ConMat''05: Third international conference on construction materials: performance, innovations, and structural implications, Vancouver, Canada, August 22-24.
    • Munshi, S. and Boulfiza, M. (2005). Chlorides Ingress and Carbonation: Effect on Partitioning between Free and Bound Chlorides, ConMat?05: Third International Conference on Construction Materials: Performance, Innovations and Structural Implications, Vancouver, Canada, August 22-24.
    • Mufti, A., Onofrei, M., Benmokrane, B., Banthia, N., Boulfiza, M., Newhook, J., Bakht, B., Tadros, G. and Brett, P. (2005). Report on the Studies of GFRP Durability in Concrete from Field Demonstration Structures, Report on the Studies of GFRP Durability in Concrete from Field Demonstration Structures. Composites in Construction 2005 ? Thi, Lyon, France, July 11-13.

    Non-refereed Conference Proceedings

    • Boulfiza, M. and Banthia, N. (2009). A Chemo-Hydro-Mechanical Model for Predicting the Long-Term Performance of GFRP Rods in Concrete, Towards Safe and Durable Infrastructure, Conference and Workshops of the ISIS Canada Network Association, Toronto, Canada, May 7-8.
    • Christensen, P.N., Boulfiza, M., Sparling, B.F. and Sparks, G.A. (2006). Implications of life-cycle cost criteria for the design of structural components: The case of a simple steel-reinforced concrete beam, 5th International Workshop on Life-Cycle Cost Analysis and Design of Civil Infrastructure Systems, Seoul, Korea, October 16-18, (8 pages) (CD Rom).

    Conference Presentations / Poster Presentations

    • Boulfiza, M., Hitchcock, A.P. and Karunakaran, C. (2008). Towards a true understanding of the effect of fiber matrix interphase chemistry on the long-term performance of GFRP composites, CLS 11th Annual Users? Meeting & Workshops, Saskatoon, SK Canada, June 9-10.

    Invited Lecture/Talk

    • Boulfiza, M. (Invited) (2008). Durability of FRP materials in civil infrastructure applications, ISIS Cross-Canada Tour FRP Design Workshop, Edmonton, AB, Canada, April 7.
    • Boulfiza, M. (Invited) (2008). Durability of FRP materials in civil infrastructure applications, ISIS Cross-Canada Tour FRP Design Workshop, Winnipeg, MB, April 28.

    Plenary Lecture/Talk

    • Boulfiza, M. (Plenary) (2008). Durability Mechanics: A new tool for predicting the durability of FRP materials in concrete, ISIS Canada 13th Annual Conference, Saskatoon, SK Canada, May 8-9.

    Published Book Chapter

    • Christensen, P., Boulfiza, M. and Sparks, G. (2006). Reliability and Life Cycle Modeling, ISIS Monograph, Fiber Reinforced Polymers in Civil Infrastructures: Properties and Durability, Edited by N. Banthia, B. Benmokrane and V. Karbhari, ISIS Press, Manitoba Canada, 1-27.
    • Mufti, A., Boulfiza, M., Banthia, N., Benmokrane, B. and Onofrei, M. (2006). GFRP Performance in Bridge Decks, ISIS Monograph; Fiber Reinforced Polymers in Civil Infrastructures: Properties and Durability, Edited by N. Banthia, B. Benmokrane and V. Karbhari, ISIS Press, Manitoba Canada, 61-623.

    Research Grants

    2011-2012

    • Principal Investigator, A Mechanistic Approach For Predicting The Service Life & Performance Of Steel Reinforced Concrete Bridge Decks, NSERC, Discovery Grant.

    2010-2011

    • Principal Investigator, A Mechanistic Approach For Predicting The Service Life & Performance Of Steel Reinforced Concrete Bridge Decks, NSERC, Discovery Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, Development of an Ultra-High Performance Concrete for bridge applications, NSERC/MITACS, Industry.

    2009-2010

    • Principal Investigator, A Mechanistic Approach For Predicting The Service Life & Performance Of Steel Reinforced Concrete Bridge Decks, NSERC, Discovery Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, Development of an Ultra-High Performance Concrete for bridge applications, NSERC/MITACS, Industry.

    2008-2009

    • Principal Investigator, A Mechanistic Approach For Predicting The Service Life & Performance Of Steel Reinforced Concrete Bridge Decks, NSERC, Discovery Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, Service life prediction of reinforced concrete structures, ISIS Canada Network, ISIS Canada.

    2007-2008

    • Principal Investigator, A Mechanistic Approach For Predicting The Service Life & Performance Of Steel Reinforced Concrete Bridge Decks, NSERC, Discovery Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, Service life prediction of reinforced concrete structures, ISIS Canada Network, ISIS Canada.

    Teaching

    2011-2012

    • CE 212.3 - Civil Engineering Materials
    • CE 318.3 - Applied Engineering Mathematics
    • CE 463.3 - Structural Analysis 2
    • CE 818.3 - Concrete Technology 1

    2010-2011

    • CE 212.3 - Civil Engineering Materials
    • CE 318.3 - Applied Engineering Mathematics
    • CE 463.3 - Structural Analysis 2

    2009-2010

    • CE 463.3 - Structural Analysis 2
    • CE 495.3 - Capstone Design Project
    • CE 818.3 - Concrete Technology 1
    • CE 889.3 - The Finite Element Method

    2008-2009

    • CE 295.3 - Project 1
    • CE 318.3 - Applied Mathematics
    • CE 463.3 - Structural Analysis 2
    • CE 818.3 - Concrete Technology 1
    • CE 889.3 - The Finite Element Method

    Research Projects

    2011-2012

    • A Mechanistic approach for predicting the performance and service life of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composites in concrete
    • Development of an Ultra-High Performance Concrete for bridge applications
    • Field performance prediction of stainless steel reinforced concrete
    • On the use of synchrotron radiation to the study of Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer materials (GFRP)
    • Prediction of residual life of cracked concrete structures
    • Service performance and lifetime prediction of MMFX steel reinforced concrete bridge decks

    2010-2011

    • A Mechanistic approach for predicting the performance and service life of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composites in concrete
    • Development of an Ultra-High Performance Concrete for bridge applications
    • Field performance prediction of stainless steel reinforced concrete
    • On the use of synchrotron radiation to the study of Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer materials (GFRP)
    • Prediction of residual life of cracked concrete structures
    • Service performance and lifetime prediction of MMFX steel reinforced concrete bridge decks

    2009-2010

    • A Mechanistic approach for predicting the performance and service life of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composites in concrete
    • Development of an Ultra-High Performance Concrete for bridge applications
    • Field performance prediction of stainless steel reinforced concrete
    • On the use of synchrotron radiation to the study of Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer materials (GFRP)
    • Prediction of residual life of cracked concrete structures
    • Service performance and lifetime prediction of MMFX steel reinforced concrete bridge decks

    2008-2009

    • A Mechanistic approach for predicting the performance and service life of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composites in concrete
    • Field performance prediction of stainless steel reinforced concrete
    • On the use of synchrotron radiation to the study of Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer materials (GFRP)
    • Prediction of residual life of cracked concrete structures
    • Service performance and lifetime prediction of MMFX steel reinforced concrete bridge decks

    2007-2008

    • A Mechanistic approach for predicting the performance and service life of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composites in concrete
    • Field performance prediction of stainless steel reinforced concrete
    • On the use of synchrotron radiation to the study of Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer materials (GFRP)
    • Prediction of residual life of cracked concrete structures
    • Service performance and lifetime prediction of MMFX steel reinforced concrete bridge decks